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Child & Youth


Child and Youth Programs offer a wide range of programming for children and youth ages 6-19 years old. The diverse programs range from after school literacy programs, homework clubs, pre-teen drop-ins, camps, youth council, leadership, as well as special events throughout the year. All programs take place at the Neighbourhood House, local elementary or secondary schools, and community organizations within the Riley Park area.

These programs are funded by United Way of the Lower Mainland (School’s Out), BC Gaming Branch, BCRPA, Betty Averbach Foundation, Click, Vancity, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Hamber Foundation, BC Housing, Vancouver School Board, Telus, Tupper Secondary, Community Schools Partnerships, and the City of Vancouver.

Tanya Findlater
Child & Youth Manager
604.879.7104 ext 310

Steve Sorrenti
Youth Worker

Stephanie Feng
Child & Youth Coordinator

Children’s Programs (6-12 years old)

School’s Out

Literacy Enhancement Project: Increase physical literacy through recreational play. Increase academic literacy through themed activities such as science experiments, nature, life skills, and more. Increase social and emotional health with group games, and leadership skills. Join our staff for a fun and educational after school program!

Wolfe Elementary Literacy Circle

Application Form
Who: Grades 1 – 3
When: Wed, Fri;
Where: Room 107 (Wed), Gym (Fri)
Cost: $50 – 10 weeks
Time: 3pm – 5pm

Simon Fraser Elementary Literacy Circle

Application Form
Who: Grades 1 – 3
When: Mon, Wed; Apr 1 - Jun 13
Where: Library
Cost: $50 – 10 weeks
Time: 3pm – 5pm

Brock Elementary Literacy Circle

Application Form
Who: Grades 1 – 3
When: Tue, Thu
Where: Gym (Tue); Music Room (Thu)
Cost: $50 – 10 weeks
Time: 3-5pm


Mackenzie Elementary Literacy Circle

Application Form
Who: Grades 1 – 3
When: Mon, Thu;
Where: Activity Room
Cost: $50- 10 weeks
Time: 3-5pm

Registration: These programs are open to children attending the schools listed.

Contact: Stephanie

Spring Break Adventure Camp

A different theme every week, field trips and outings galore, games, crafts, friends, sports, and most importantly FUN! Come join us for 1 or 2 weeks! Skilled day camp staff lead this exciting 2 week program for kids ages 6-12. We go on daily adventures, invite guest speakers, have lots of park and pool time and visit exciting locations!

Who: Ages 6-12
When: Ongoing
Where: LMNH
Cost: $140/week

Registration will be at LMNHS

Download the registration form here.

CREW Preteen Drop-in

A drop-in program for preteens ages 9-12. Discover your community, play board games, video games, get help with homework, hang-out, eat delicious snacks, and make new friends!

Who: Ages 9 – 12
When: Fridays
Time: 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where: LMNH
Membership Cost: $2

Registration: No advanced registration needed. New participants are asked to complete a registration form on the first day they attend the program.

Contact: Stephanie

Youth Programs

(12-18 years old)

Learning is First (LIFT)

This program offers Tupper school students group and one-on-one homework help in a supportive, enriching atmosphere. The program provides volunteers from the UBC Trek program for mentoring, tutoring and guidance.

Who: Grades 8-12
When: Tue, Thu
Time: 3-6pm
Where: Tupper Cafeteria
Cost: Free
Contact: Steve

Registration: Open to all Tupper Secondary students


Poster and Application Form
The BE program at Tupper/John Oliver Secondary School is for youth looking for opportunities to explore non academically focused career choices.

When: Oct. 16 - Dec. 18, 2018
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Where: Sir Charles Tupper Room 203 (near cafeteria)
Cost: Free

Youth Council

Get involved in your local community, gain leadership skills, plan events, build friendships, volunteer with local non-profits and have fun!

Who: Youth grades 8 – 12
When: Tue, 5-7pm
Where: LMNH
Cost: Free

Registration: Register @ Little Mountain during program hours

Contact: Natasha

Special Services for Children

Provide 1-1 or small group support to special needs children/youh and their families. This home visiting program is citywide developing goals with the family, and social worker and connecting the children to their local resources. Referrals and funding through Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Contact: Tanya